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iPhone 2018: Samsung chip win leak comes under attack

iPhone 2018: Samsung chip win leak comes under attack

When it comes to making the beating heart of the iPhone, competition between chip-makers is fierce, and 2018 looks set to be no different. Despite reports that Samsung will sneak back into the 2018 iPhone as the manufacturer of the Apple A12, there are now conflicting claims that, in reality, another Apple partner will get the coveted - and lucrative - spot. Chatter from Taipei suggests that it's in fact TSMC that will seal the deal.

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Samsung Bixby Speaker shelved claims report

Samsung Bixby Speaker shelved claims report

Samsung's Bixby Voice may have finally arrived on the Galaxy S8, but there could be a big wait involved before it gets a standalone Bixby Speaker to take on Amazon Echo. Although the company is believed to be working on a so-called smart speaker, taking on Google Home, Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo, and the upcoming Apple HomePod in the process, the going hasn't been easy, it seems. Now, one report out of South Korea suggests the project has been put on the back-burner.

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iPhone 8 leak: New design claims tip huge display change

iPhone 8 leak: New design claims tip huge display change

With all signs pointing to a trio of new Apple smartphones for 2017, the biggest questions have centered not on the largest or smallest, but the mid-sized phone. That's expected to be the "true" iPhone 8, slotting in-between the refreshed but evolutionary iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, with a revolutionary design that opens the door to the iPhone's next decade. Now, one source claims we know what this phone looks like.

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Samsung talks Galaxy Note 8 reveal and release

Samsung talks Galaxy Note 8 reveal and release

Have a glance around the internet right now and you'll see plenty of stories about the Galaxy Note 8 and when we can expect it to release. Following new reports that were published yesterday, it now seems like Samsung will announce the Note 8 during a New York event on August 23. Now Samsung itself is getting in on the fun, with Samsung Electronics president of mobile communications Gao Dongzhen spilling some details on the Note 8's launch.

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Galaxy Note 8 could be on track for another early reveal

Galaxy Note 8 could be on track for another early reveal

The fact that we're now into the middle of July means that the fall phone rush is coming up fast. We can expect new phones from a lot of major manufacturers, but one to watch will definitely be the Galaxy Note 8. We're getting an idea of when Samsung might debut the Galaxy Note 8, and it sounds like the company is gearing up for another early debut.

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iPhone 8’s wireless charging accessory may not be ready at launch

iPhone 8’s wireless charging accessory may not be ready at launch

The debut of Apple's all-new, next-generation iPhone, tentatively known as the "iPhone 8," is quickly approaching, and thanks to numerous leaks and rumors we have a pretty good idea of what it will look like with its OLED display. But another big feature that we've been hearing more about is wireless charging. However, if the newest rumor is accurate, wireless charging won't quite be available on the new iPhone's launch.

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The crossover Ferrari said it would never build is happening

The crossover Ferrari said it would never build is happening

Ferrari may be the last automaker you'd think of making an SUV, but the siren call of cold hard cash may have coaxed a prancing horse onto the nose of a crossover. Speculation that the Italian automaker may embrace the best-selling category has persisted over the past few years, as Ferrari rivals gradually gave up on their objections. Now, with the Porsche Cayenne a legitimate hit, and Lamborghini's Urus on the roadmap, Ferrari may finally be thawing.

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Volvo’s rich Chinese owner reportedly bought a flying car company

Volvo’s rich Chinese owner reportedly bought a flying car company

Volvo may be getting an unusual cousin, with Chinese behemoth Geely reportedly buying flying car company Terrafugia. The deal, which is yet to be confirmed by either party, has been reported in Chinese media, which claimed it had been in the pipeline since 2016. Terrafugia is one of a number of companies attempting to carve a niche in what's still a fledgling personal flight industry.

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Full OLED iPhone line-up in 2018 tipped, if Apple can overcome one issue

Full OLED iPhone line-up in 2018 tipped, if Apple can overcome one issue

Apple's ambitious plans to embrace OLED screen technology may not completely upend the new iPhone line-up in 2017, but it'll be all-change in 2018. The Cupertino firm plans to launch just one new iPhone using an OLED panel this year, sources say, but that will triple to three OLED iPhones in 2018. The whispers underscore long-standing rumors in the phone industry that Apple is hoping to move away from LCD in its handsets.

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Samsung Bixby smart speaker in pipeline to rival Apple HomePod

Samsung Bixby smart speaker in pipeline to rival Apple HomePod

Samsung's Bixby smart assistant may only just be arriving on the Galaxy S8, but the company is already looking at alternative ways to package it - and take on Apple and Google in the process. Bixby Voice was billed by Samsung as its supercharged alternative to the Google Assistant and Apple's Siri, a way to fully control everything on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ by voice. Now, a new report lends weight to rumors that Bixby is getting a smart speaker to live inside.

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Microsoft Cloud focus casts job loss shadows

Microsoft Cloud focus casts job loss shadows

Microsoft is readying for job losses as it prepares to shake up its business, reports warn, with layoffs likely as the software giant doubles-down on the cloud. Sales teams are likely to be most significantly impacted, insiders say, as Microsoft focuses its efforts more on selling cloud software. However, employees in the company's marketing divisions are also expected to be affected.

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As iPhone 8 starts OLED journey, Apple leaving nothing to chance

As iPhone 8 starts OLED journey, Apple leaving nothing to chance

Apple is moving to lock down supplies of one of the most important components for its next-generation iPhone, reportedly pumping cash into LG Display in return for parts exclusivity. The Cupertino firm is, so South Korean sources are reporting, weighing a considerable investment into one of LG Display's production lines, which would be earmarked entirely for Apple's needs. In doing so, Apple could help further shift its reliance away from Samsung.

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